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    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry     In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has again partnered with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin.    The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Some electrical work is just ‘plug and play’ for a carpenter? A name change won’t work in another contractor’s company transformation that is turning into a ‘bad dream’ for him.  I also share why a ‘foreign’ officer will have to be ‘qualified’ to come ashore as a legal contractor…   Q:  Can a “C-6” (Cabinet, Millwork and Finish ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Objective: To promote critical safety behaviors that minimize employee exposure to hazards Unsafe behaviors or decisions are usually contributing factors in incidents. Sometimes an unsafe behavior increases the severity of injuries; other times, it is simply a key determinant in causing the incident. While employers also have a large responsibility to control hazards for their employees, the ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!    Alan Aranha, Exchange Bank who referred Alyssa Wilcox, Heights Park Insurance ServicesMichael Wayne Jackson, Broker/Realtor, Coldwell Banker, who referred Tammy Hedberg, Marin Nutrition and Health,  ALIST, Inc., Amy Brayton, Green Hauling and Philip J. (Jeff) Terry, Partner, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, LLP Ann ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    We are thrilled to announce that on May 1st we were acquired by Keller Supply Company, a leading plumbing supplier for 74 years. What does this mean for you? On a day-to-day, it’s business as usual and our name remains Jack London Kitchen and Bath, only now we have new resources and capabilities to continue driving value to our clients. What does this mean for us? Our entire staff is now a ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Objective: To review critical safety principles related to safe forklift operationPoints to emphasize: Current employer training and certification is required. Complete the pre-operational checklist. Know your travel route. Drive with loads down. Know and do not exceed your load and weight capacity.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Friday, May 31, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   You can’t buy forgiveness or ‘rent’ some things either, despite what rumors may have you believe. Just don’t do it…   Q:  I am looking to purchase a contracting business but I only have experience working on my own houses and family member’s homes.  I understand it is difficult to qualify based on experience gained as an “owner ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    George Petersen Insurance Agency has completed the rebranding of its Marin County agencies. Minto & Wilkie was acquired by George Petersen in February 2017 and Allen, Bettini & Carter was purchased in November of 2017. Since April of 2018, the two agencies have operated under separate names at their shared location in San Rafael. The name change is the last step in fully unifying the three ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Last Wednesday evening, Marin Builders Association in partnership with the Marin County Office of Education proudly celebrated the 2019 graduates of the Marin County Construction Technology ROP Program. The prestigious guest presenters at the graduation included County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni,  Melissa Apuya of State Assemblyman Mark Levine's office, Brian McLeran, Marin Builders Board Member ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, Event Related, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Objective: To promote safe stair use behaviors to minimize fall risks Many falls occur on stairs. Employers are responsible to follow construction requirements to make stairs and handrails as safe as possible. However, employees also have a responsibility to use safe behaviors to minimize the risk of a fall.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, May 24, 2019
    In partnership with several organizations, we are providing TWO opportunities for you to interview potential employees. In total, we have over 35 motivated, soon-to-be program graduates, many of them new job seekers seeking full-time positions in the construction industry. Employer space is limited: apply by filling out one of the applications below. There is a fee to participate in these events. ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
             It was a fantastic evening as over 75 design professionals, students, Marin Builders Association members, and welcomed guests gathered at the stunning Jack London & Bath, San Rafael showroom for an opportunity to connect and spark new business relationships. We are grateful for our wonderful hosts at Jack London Kitchen & Bath, San Rafael for offering delicious food, beverages and their ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Andrea Shukis of Vivant Marketing Group recently received the Duct Tape Marketing Certified Consultant designation demonstrating excellence, dedication and expertise in small business marketing. John Jantsch developed the Certified level to acknowledge consultants who place a heavy emphasis on the success factors of the Duct Tape Marketing System Methodology - some of the most thorough training ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Objective: To reinforce safe work practices for handling compressed gas cylinders used in welding applications Compressed gas cylinders are a dangerous but necessary aspect of hot work. They may contain toxic, flammable, oxygen-displacing, or explosive materials, and can become projectiles if their contents are suddenly and uncontrollably released.Click here to download the complete training ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   What do you do when your employee number is up? Don’t worry no one was hurt in writing this question, but if they were this is an important answer to know. Another contractor got a ‘concrete’ answer from his legal expert, but this licensing expert has to break it up…     Q:  I am a licensed contractor and I plan to hire several new ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, the North Bay’s largest solar and clean energy provider, announced today that Galen Torneby has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Torneby has extensive construction management and technical experience in the energy industry, including more than 10 years in operational leadership roles at several of world’s leading renewable energy companies.  ...read more
    Categories: Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    The 2019 annual awards will be presented on Thursday, June 6th at the Scholarship Awards, Past Presidents & Honorary Members Reception hosted at The Club Restaurant, McInnis Park Golf Center in San Rafael.   Scholarships were determined after an initial screening of applicants and interviews by an independent selection committee. The committee included Ken Lippi, Assistant Superintendent, Marin ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Fun Facts
    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    An Apprenticeship Readiness Program North Bay TIP is a Certificated Apprenticeship Readiness Program that will introduce you to apprenticeship in the many “Building and Construction Trades”. This program will allow you to explore many trades and prepare you with the skills and confidence needed to successfully apply and enter a state registered trade apprenticeship that is right for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    We Now Deliver to Your Work Site Stay productive - let us bring supplies to you! The Urban Farmer Store now offers FREE delivery of all of our products for our professional customers for orders over $1,000.   Let us help you avoid wasted time in traffic.  Call now to get your delivery on our schedule.   We will be in your area! Click here to view our daily delivery zone and our mobile order ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Gabriela Shea at ...read more
    Categories: Permits, Permits - Marin County
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at paula@marinbuilders.com.01.11.19 ​01.18.19 ​01.25.19 ​02.01.19 ​02.08.19 ​02.22.19 ​03.01.19 ​03.15.19 ​03.22.19 ​03.29.19 ...read more
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program aims to place twenty well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.We are recruiting students now to take part in Marin's first class cohort beginning in January ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Green Building - Sustainability, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE  CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer  415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   CONTACT: Don Jeppson Chief Building Official     415.485.3357 Don.Jeppson@cityofsanrafael.org  City of San Rafael to Publish Report from Marin Builders Association on Permit Customer Satisfaction   In partnership with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum, the City ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a California Joint Powers Authority, is requesting qualifications from interested contractors for heat pump installations as part of its Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) Program. Qualified contractors will be placed on the MCE Heat Pump Participating Contractors List. LIFT participants will be required to use a contractor off the list when installing heat pumps ...read more
    Categories: Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
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